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Double Bastard Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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Double Bastard AleDouble Bastard Ale

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,711 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 5,711
Reviews: 1,977
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 367
Gots: 778 | FT: 26
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Double Bastard tumbler. 2011 vintage.

A - Almost no head on the pour. Mostly cloudy burnt orange body with no lacing.

S - Sweet hops very much like a barleywine. Some good lemon scents.

T - Hops are much more harsh here even though there is a slight sweetness to open it up. It definitely flows from a caramel, chocolate, and molasses to the bitter flavors of hops and sweet grapefruit.

M - Fairly pedestrian. Medium carbonation and medium body. No complaints but nothing stands out either.

O - This beer grows on you as you drink. Nice balance between the sweet malts which make it a strong ale and then lots of hops.

RuckusDu, Jan 05, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2011 Release

One of my favorite brews from one of my favorite breweries. According to the bottle, "This is one lacerative muther of an ale."

Appearance starts out unassuming, but the head seems to come up out of nowhere, as if it is fighting to escape whatever terrors lurk in the deep. Ominous. Frothy orangish foam almost reaches up two fingers from the murky orange-gold liquid, and clings to the sides of the glass like spiderman.

Candied orange peel aromas followed by alcohol spirits and pineapple-y hop notes.

Massive orange, ginger, pine resin and alcohol come forward in an assault on the palate. Finish is brutally bitter in the best way.

Sticky without seeming sweet; an excellent balance played out between bracing hops and caramelized malts. This beer is malty as a bastard. Times 2.

Overall, I feel punished by this beer and I like it. Something about the way Stone makes these big brews makes me keep coming back for more like a lamb to the slaughter. Excellent.

afdempse, Jan 04, 2012
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Double Bastard Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
95 out of 100 based on 5,711 ratings.